Coleus, specifically referring to the plant species Coleus forskohlii, is recognized for its skincare benefits attributed to its active compound forskolin. While coleus is primarily known for its applications in traditional medicine, recent research has provided extremely promising and numerous advantages for skin health.

One of the notable benefits of coleus in skincare is its anti-inflammatory properties. Forskolin, the main bioactive compound in coleus, has been shown to inhibit inflammatory responses in the body.  Applied topically, this anti-inflammatory action can help soothe irritated skin, making coleus a wonderful ingredient for individuals with conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.

Additionally, coleus has been found to play a role in promoting skin health through its influence on collagen production. Collagen is a crucial protein that provides structural support to the skin, contributing to its firmness and elasticity. Through more conducted research, many studies have found that forskolin has been shown to stimulate collagen synthesis, which is beneficial for maintaining skin resilience and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Coleus is also explored for its large potential in addressing hyperpigmentation. Forskolin may inhibit the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color, and this property helps contribute to reducing dark spots or uneven skin tone. Incorporating coleus into OM Botanical’s skincare formulations offers a natural approach to promoting a more even complexion.

Furthermore, coleus has been studied for its potential antioxidant effects. Antioxidants help protect the skin from oxidative stress caused by free radicals, which can contribute to premature aging. By neutralizing these free radicals, coleus can help aid in preventing signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

It’s important to note that the benefits of coleus in skincare are very intriguing, and as more research is established, its efficacy and potentially even more benefits are bound to be discovered. As with any skincare ingredient in our formulas, it can definitively be said that our natural and organic herbs, extracts, and oils are the healthier, and more effective choice.

Uses in Skin care and Cosmetics

  • Treats Psoriasis
  • Soothes Eczema
  • Moisturizes
  • Natural anti-bacterial

Health Benefits

  • Promotes cardiovascular health
  • Treats insomnia
  • Calms Asthma
  • Treats Glaucoma.

Fun Fact : Coleus can help regulate and improve the function of the metabolism.


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